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A closeup of the frilly, pure white flower of the Royal Star Magnolia with a few fuzzy buds beginning to open to the bloom
A large Royal Star Magnolia planted in a landscape in full white bloom
The Royal Star Magnolia in full bloom with the sun shining through the brilliant white flowers
A singular Royal Star Magnolia elongated green leaf with yellow veins
Royal Star Magnolia bright white flower with flowy petals and a yellow center with a few green leaves behind it
Royal Star Magnolia bright white flower bud as it is beginning to open
The bright white bloom of the Royal Star Magnolia fully open
A closeup of the frilly, pure white flower of the Royal Star Magnolia with a few fuzzy buds beginning to open to the bloom
A large Royal Star Magnolia planted in a landscape in full white bloom
The Royal Star Magnolia in full bloom with the sun shining through the brilliant white flowers
A singular Royal Star Magnolia elongated green leaf with yellow veins
Royal Star Magnolia bright white flower with flowy petals and a yellow center with a few green leaves behind it
Royal Star Magnolia bright white flower bud as it is beginning to open
The bright white bloom of the Royal Star Magnolia fully open

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 20' tall
  • Mature Width: 15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 10-15' apart

SPARKLING BRIGHT WHITE FLOWERS TO WELCOME SPRING

FEATURES:

  • Fuzzy buds open to pure white flowers in early spring
  • Each frilly flower sends out a heavenly scent
  • Dark green leaves turn a bright yellow in fall
  • The bushy habit of the Royal Star makes it a great option for a privacy screen or plant it in an area where you'll be able to enjoy the fragrant blooms
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Royal Star Magnolia

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'

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Why the Royal Star Magnolia?

Royal Star Magnolia expresses the joy we all feel at the arrival of spring. After a long winter, is there anything better than seeing (and smelling) a Magnolia tree breaking out in masses of strappy, sparkling white flowers? If you really can’t wait, you can even cut a few branches early for a vase, and the blooms will open indoors—perfuming your home with their clean, sweet scent. Royal Star’s naturally compact and bushy habit makes it a useful privacy tree for screening views during the growing season, but this tree also serves as a delightful specimen for your front yard, patio, or courtyard when “limbed up” into a more traditional tree-like form.

The Japanese Star Magnolia first graced English gardens in 1877, though it had been grown in America since 1862. (You mean we actually got hold of a new garden plant before the British?!) The selection ‘Royal Star’ came to be at the nursery of John Vermeulen & Sons in New Jersey in the 1950s. It was the offspring of an older variety, ‘Waterlily.’ The Vermeulens opened their doors in 1921, but sadly, closed them in 2013. They had introduced a total of 64 new trees and shrubs to the trade.

How to use in the landscape?

Just when you think spring will never arrive, you will see the spectacular display of large and very fragrant white flowers on this sensational tree. The flowers will engulf and overwhelm this small tree that will be a “star” anywhere in your landscape.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

    Mature Height: 20' tall

    Mature Width: 15' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 10-15' apart

How To Plant

Royal Star Magnolias are those small bare trees covered with white star-like flowers in early spring. They do best planted in areas that receive full sun and have well-drained soil. I would recommend not planting it in low-lying areas or valleys where cold air could collect causing a “frost pocket.” Royal Star Magnolias could suffer from frost damage. This Royal Star doesn’t really have any major pest problems. Soft-shell scale could be a rare occurrence but they are very easy to control.

How To Water

They require keeping the soil moist (not too wet) after initial planting. Once established, they are more tolerant of drought conditions, reducing your hand-watering responsibilities.

How To Fertilize

During fall, feed your Magnolia Bower & Branch Elements Fertilizer once a year for about the first 3 or 4 years - this will give your tree all the nutrients it needs.

How To Prune

Royal Star Magnolias bloom very early and don’t require a lot of pruning – you might not have to prune at all! But if you absolutely feel the need to prune – do so after it is done blooming.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zones: 4-8

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How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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- Phone: 866-873-3888

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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

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